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Triggerfish hooks Aardman’s Sheriff

Triggerfish hooks Aardman’s Sheriff

Cape Town based Triggerfish
Animation
has appointed Arthur Sheriff as an advisor to the company. London-based
Sheriff has worked for many years in the film industry as a Marketing and Publicity
strategist specializing in the Animation sector. He is probably best known as Aardman’s
Head of Communications – a post he will imminently relinquish after 25 years.

Sheriff acquired Aardman as a client when they were just a 12-man operation and has
since been an influential member of the team that has led the studio to grow to a four-
time Oscar-winning world-renowned animation studio.

Sheriff comments, “While I’m sad to be moving on from Aardman, I see in Triggerfish
an exciting young company bursting with creative ideas. They remind me very much of
Aardman before their huge worldwide success. I’ve had the pleasure of advising their
management team in a ‘non-official’ capacity for the last few years, and now that I
spend a considerable portion of the year in Cape Town, I’m looking forward to
contributing in a more active role.”

Over the last three years, Triggerfish has released two feature films – Adventures in
Zambezia
and Khumba both received great reviews and substantial box office results
worldwide. The studio is currently in production with Magic Light Pictures on the
animated adaptation of UK author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler’s best
selling children’s book, Stick Man – the follow up to Oscar-nominated The Gruffalo
and Room on the Broom). Triggerfish Animation is also developing a slate of feature
film properties.

“Our first two feature films took us through the whole process of conceiving,
developing, producing and distributing films for global distribution,” says Triggerfish
CEO, Stuart Forrest. “In February this year, we signed with the Los Angeles-based
William Morris Endeavour entertainment agency, which is giving Triggerfish access to
some of Hollywood’s most powerful networks. We are delighted to welcome Arthur to
our company and look forward to working with him to build a world-leading
independent studio.” 

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